We all know Huey’s. We all love Huey’s. Huey’s has reigned in cow patty paradise with the title of “Best Burger in Memphis” for the past 30 years! Let’s think about this for a second. The Bluff City is as finicky as they come. We have our culinary legends that have held up corners for decades but then again, there’s a particular area of Midtown that flips restaurants faster than the Beale Street Flippers can do a double back front full McTwist! You either earn your spot & stay for life or you hit the road faster than you came. Many a restaurant have come & died in these parts, mainly because we know what we like & if you don’t have it, we will politely.. errr, quickly let you know. Oh bless their little hearts! So let me repeat. Huey’s has held the heavy weight burger champion belt above their head for THIRTY YEARS! Memphis Magazine bestowed this lovely little title on them for the first time in 1984. While everyone is allowed to have their own opinions (as long as you agree with me), you have to admit that they must be doing something right to hold any kind of distinction for that number of years.
So, with this on my mind I went to Huey’s Sunday and did what any rational person would do and ordered the Southern Style Chicken Miners. Yes, you heard me right. I ordered chicken at a burger joint. I said “screw tradition”! Let’s see how well Huey’s does outside their area of expertise. Boy, am I glad I did! Huey’s sure knows how to cook a chicken!
These bite sized sandwiches were heavenly! I opted to get them smothered in buffalo sauce, because the only thing I love more than fried chicken is SPICY fried chicken! My favorite part was that they were fried & crispy but not dripping in grease where you look like you bathed in Crisco when you’re done eating. These little dudes were just awesome. They come with shoe string style onion straws that resemble angel hair pasta. So I took it upon myself to come up with the most creative way to eat them. I wanted to reenact the dinner scene from Lady & the Tramp but, this lady has no tramp so I pitched that idea real quick & got back to my chicken minis.
All in all it was a great experience. No one got stabbed by rebellious tooth picks falling from above & I enjoyed thinking outside the bun. Well the burger bun anyways.